Running Trails in Arizona

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  • 67th Avenue Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This short trail parallels N. 67th Avenue in Glendale and follows the edge of the Thunderbird Conservation Park. The trail provides a connection between nearby residences and Mountain Ridge High School. Crossing 67th Avenue from the trail's ...
  • Arizona Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 69.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Arizona Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in Maricopa County, running between Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community along both sides of the Arizona Canal, one of the county's ...
  • Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

    State: AZ
    Length: 10.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is just over 10 miles long and passes through the middle of town between Interstate 40 and Route 66. The trail's surface varies from paved to gravel and generally follows along urban streets, also going ...
  • Arroyo Chico Greenway

    State: AZ
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Tucson's Arroyo Chico Greenway is a developing urban trail that will eventually link the city's downtown area and the University of Arizona with popular Gene C. Reid Park. Three trail segments are currently open for use. The longest stretch ...
  • Arroyo Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Arroyo Trail is a short trail that extends from the paved Pine Knoll Trail at Pine Knoll Drive to a neighborhood on the north side of Interstate 40 in Flagstaff.
  • Baseline Road to Eastern Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This trail passes through a landscaped greenway in an overhead electric utility corridor though the city of Gilbert, just outside Mesa and Phoenix. The trail runs from a junction with the Eastern Canal Path at its namesake waterway in Crossroads ...
  • Bent Tree - Preston Hills - Casa Rica Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This short trail carves its way along a greenway corridor through the neighborhoods of Bent Tree, Preston Hills and Casa Rica in Scottsdale. The trail provides recreational opportunities to residents of the surrounding communities and also connects ...
  • Bow & Arrow Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Bow & Arrow Trail follows an arroyo of the same name in a scenic canyon near Flagstaff's Coconino County Community College. The trail runs east and west of Lone Tree Road near the campus and parallels Zuni Drive. The trail intersects with ...
  • Buffalo Park Loop

    State: AZ
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Buffalo Park Loop circles the park of the same name atop McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. The trail traverses open, native grasslands and a small wooded section in a ravine. From the mesa you can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding ...
  • Cave Creek Tributary Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This paved, multi-use trail runs along the banks of one of Cave Creek's tributaries and connects to the longer Cave Creek Wash Trail. The Cave Creek Tributary Trail provides access to numerous residences and businesses in Phoenix, especially ...
  • Cave Creek Wash Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 9.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Cave Creek Wash Trail is a paved multi-use trail along the banks of Cave Creek in Phoenix. The trail consists of two disconnected segments, the longest of which is the southern section. This section also traverses Cave Creek Park and connects ...
  • Cañada del Oro River Park Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cañada del Oro River Park Trail follows its namesake waterway in the northern suburbs of Tucson from a junction with the longer Santa Cruz River Park Trail in Marana to Oro Valley. The recently completed trail features smooth pavement and ...
  • Cedar Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.36 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt

    The Cedar Trail runs between West Street, on the east slope of McMillan Mesa, and Turquoise Drive, paralleling Cedar and Forest avenues. The trail traverses lightly forested hillside and dry grasslands, climbing the mesa, which is especially ...
  • Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail links its two namesake waterways via a winding route through the north side of Scottsdale. Along the way, the trail connects to a number of other trails, including the Pima Road Trail, Indian ...
  • Chino Valley Peavine Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Chino Valley Peavine Trail offers a north-south route through the central Arizona town of Chino Valley, which lies about 15 miles north of the larger city of Prescott. The dirt pathway is best for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding ...
  • Consolidated Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 18.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Gravel

    The Consolidated Canal Path runs north–south along the entire length of the Consolidated Canal, an 18-mile-long waterway dating back to 1891. The route consists of both a paved path and a gravel-surfaced trail—more popular with horseback riders ...
  • Country Club Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Country Club Trail runs along the east side of Country Club Drive between US 89 north of I-40 and Boulder Run south of I-40. As of late 2011 you must use a sidewalk along Country Club Drive to cross I-40 but an overpass is planned to make ...
  • Crosscut Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The paved Crosscut Canal Path links Tempe and Scottsdale via a route alongside the Crosscut Canal, which dates to 1912. The trail follows the entire length of the canal thanks to a southern extension in Tempe that opened in 2011. In the south, ...
  • Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway

    State: AZ
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dan Yersavich Memorial Bikeway closely follows Old Spanish Trail, a road that connects residential areas of Tucson with Saguaro National Park, for its entire route. Compared to some of the other wide, well-maintained trails in the area, ...
  • David Bell Multi-Use Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The David Bell Multi-Use Path forms a loop around Tucson's Randolph Golf Complex, which contains both Randolph North Golf Course and Randolph Dell Urich Golf Course. The paved trail, a popular jogging route, also provides access to the Randolph ...
  • Dreamy Draw Bikeway

    State: AZ
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Dreamy Draw Bikeway passes through the Dreamy Draw Recreation Area in Phoenix, offering ample scenery and access to the area's rustic hiking trails. The trail begins at a residential neighborhood along N. 32 Street at Mountain View Road, ...
  • Dry Lake Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Dry Lake Trail is a short path on the western side of Flagstaff. Following the south side of Kiltie Lane, the trail links Equestrian Estates and W.L. Gore's Woody Mountain campus with the Flagstaff Ranch Private Golf Community.
  • Eastern Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 19.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Eastern Canal Path spans the entire length of its namesake waterway through Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler in suburban Phoenix. The trail, which at times has a smooth paved surface and at others a coarse gravel, provides access to nearby residences, ...
  • El Paso & Southwestern Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Only a tiny portion of the El Paso & Southwestern Greenway is currently open in Tucson. Built as part of the development of the city's Fire Central building (a large and modern fire station that replaced an earlier station nearby), the paved ...
  • El Paso Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The El Passo is a half-mile connector between US Highway 89 and I-180 (Historic Route 66), passing through the Flagstaff Mall along the north side of Marketplace Drive and west of Mall Drive. At Marketplace Drive and US 89, the trail links to ...
  • Fisher Point Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Fisher Point Trail is a short route heading down into a small side canyon along the east edge of the Pine Canyon development. It links the JWP Trail and a Forest Service trail that carries on to Fisher Point in the Coconino National Forest, ...
  • Fort Valley Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fort Valley Trail follows Fort Valley Road between Kendrick Street and Schultz Pass Road. Use caution in the segment south of Sechrist Elementary School, where the trail crosses Fort Valley Road, narrows and is right next to the road. Here ...
  • Fourth Street Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Fourth Street Trail is broken into two segments; both traverse the west side of Fourth Street. As of late 2011, there is no crossing over I-40. The northern segment runs between US 89 (Historic Route 66) and Huntington Drive, while the southern ...
  • Foxglenn Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Concrete, Dirt

    The Foxglenn Trail runs between Herold Ranch Road and Foxglenn Park on Butler Avenue. At the park end of the trail, the surface is concrete, and you connect to additional side trails here. The main Foxglenn Trail has an aggregate surface outside ...
  • Gainey Ranch Road Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This short trail parallels Gainey Ranch Road from Scottsdale Rotary Park to E. Mountain View Road. It offers a great family recreation opportunity to nearby residents.
  • Golf Links-Aviation Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 9.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Golf Links-Aviation Path begins in downtown Tucson and runs southeast, following busy Barraza-Aviation Parkway (State Route 210) and later Golf Links Road—hence the trail's name. Road noise can be a nuisance on the trail's western half, ...
  • Grand Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 26.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Grand Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area, linking the large cities of Glendale, Phoenix and Tempe. Like many of the area's trails, the Grand Canal Path follows an irrigation canal: in this ...
  • Grand Canyon Greenway

    State: AZ
    Length: 13.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    To accommodate the growing number of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park each year, the Park Service is developing a paved greenway system on both the North Rim and South Rim for pedestrians and cyclists. Amenities include restrooms, overlooks, ...
  • Harrison Greenway

    State: AZ
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Harrison Greenway is a useful north–south connection between the Pantano River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway (via a brief on-road route). All three trails are integral components of a larger trail network called The Loop that will ...
  • High Country Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The High Country Trail runs parallel to the street of the same name (also called "Trail") in the suburban neighborhood of Ponderosa Trails. The trail runs between Wild West Trail street and the end of High Country Trail (the street).
  • Highline Lateral Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 10.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Highline Lateral Canal Path runs along its namesake waterway through the Arizona cities of Phoenix and Tempe and the smaller town of Guadalupe. Open in several disconnected segments, the trail features both paved and gravel-surfaced sections, ...
  • Hillcrest Ranch Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This short trail serves Hillcrest Ranch and the surrounding communities in Glendale. The trail also provides easy access to the short 67th Avenue Trail and can be connected to the much longer New River Trail using streets and sidewalks.
  • Indian Bend Wash Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Indian Bend Wash Trail follows the banks of Indian Bend Wash between Scottsdale and Tempe. Along the way, the paved path connects a number of public parks, schools and businesses. A highlight of the route is Scottsdale's Eldorado Park, ...
  • Indian Springs Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Indian Springs Trail is a wide, gravel path that loops through a portion of the Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests. Beginning in a meadow, the trail quickly enters a dense forest of pine and fir trees. Portions of the trail run on a ...
  • Iron King Trail (Prescott to Prescott Valley)

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Iron King's western trailhead is just beyond the Point of Rocks junction with the Peavine Trail. From the Peavine, turn right at the fork at Point of Rocks and hop on the Iron King Trail where you are engulfed in scraggly desert woods. Off-shooting ...
  • Iron Springs Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Iron Springs Railroad Trail (a.k.a. Forest Trail 332) lies within Prescott National Forest west of the city of Prescott, AZ. The hilly trail is around 6,000 feet in elevation and winds through the scrubby central highlands among chaparral, ...
  • JWP Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The JWP Trail follows along the south side of John Wesley Powell Boulevard between the eastern end of where the boulevard currently ends (as of 2011) and Lake Mary Road. Where the trail intersects South Lone Tree Road, you can pass under the ...
  • Julian Wash Greenway

    State: AZ
    Length: 17.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Julian Wash Greenway showcases the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert as it travels from a junction with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail to S. Rita Road in southeastern Tucson. The trail offers views of distant mountains and connects several ...
  • Karen Cooper Trail (Rio North Trail)

    State: AZ
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    In April 2011 the Rio North Trail was renamed the Karen Cooper Trail in memory of a Flagstaff City Council member. The Karen Cooper Trail runs for 3.6 miles between W. Cherry Avenue just north of Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff and Freemont ...
  • Kyrene Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Kyrene Canal Path runs alongside the Kyrene Canal in Tempe and Chandler, providing a connection between residences, businesses, shopping destinations and the Ken McDonald Golf Course. The trail is paved and landscaped throughout Tempe, but ...
  • Litchfield Road Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This sidepath along Litchfield Road serves to connect the communities of Litchfield Park and Goodyear, just outside of Phoenix. The utilitarian-style path is not a destination, but it is valuable as a crucial link for locals to parks, businesses ...
  • Lone Tree Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Lone Tree Trail follows the east side of Lone Tree Road between S. Pine Knoll Road and J.W. Powell Boulevard. The trail rolls through the dry land and includes two steep climbs on each side of the campus for Coconino Community College. At ...
  • Mars Hill Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Mars Hill Trail runs west from Thorpe Park, climbing Mars Hill and ending where the Tunnel Springs Trail begins. The trail climbs through a steep draw amid an open pine forest. The trail crosses land owned by the Lowell Observatory. Once ...
  • Mohave and Milltown Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    For a challenging desert adventure, travel the Mohave and Milltown Railroad Trail in northwest Arizona. The trail occupies the corridor of the historic Mohave and Milltown Railroad, a private narrow gauge railroad built in 1903 that connected ...
  • Mountain Park Ranch - Lakewood Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Tucked in the southeastern corner of Phoenix, this trail serves as a connector between its namesake communities of Mountain Park Ranch and Lakewood. The paved path runs within a greenway corridor between the two communities, providing a useful ...
  • New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail, also known as the Railroad Grade Trail, is a rustic hiking and equestrian trail in the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area outside of Patagonia, Arizona. The area provides prime habitat for birds, including ...
  • New River Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 16.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The New River Trail parallels its generally dry namesake waterway through the populous Phoenix suburbs of Peoria and Glendale. The entire route is paved and uninterrupted, with undercrossings offering safe passage under every road. Along the ...
  • North 89 Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The North 89 Trail runs between Marketplace Drive to the City limits at Snowflake Drive parallel to US 89, for which it's named. Despite its proximity to the highway, the trail has a pleasant natural landscape of large ponderosa pines. North ...
  • Northern Arizona University Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Northern Arizona University Trail is a main route through the campus, running between Dupont Avenue and McConnell Drive. The trail crowded when school is in session but for most the trail, pedestrians and cyclists are separated. At the south ...
  • Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Old Cross Cut Canal Park Path is a 2 mile multiuse trail that runs parallel to N. 48th Street in Phoenix. It is a useful resource for the community, connecting nearby residences to schools, recreational facilities and shopping as it courses ...
  • Pantano River Park Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Pantano River Park Trail follows Pantano Wash northwest from a junction with the Harrison Greenway to Tanque Verde Road, providing direct trail access to thousands of residents of Tucson. The smoothly paved trail features undercrossings ...
  • Paradise Park Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This trail and its short spur pass through the communities of Paradise Park Manor and Paradise Park Trails in Scottsdale. While the trail primarily serves residences, it connects to the Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail, making ...
  • Patagonia Train Track Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Patagonia Train Track Trail is a loop trail that begins and ends in the tiny Arizona town of Patagonia. One half of the trail follows the old railbed of the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which was active from 1882 until 1962. After the ...
  • Pima Road Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Pima Road Trail consists of two disconnected segments along Pima Road in Scottsdale. The longer southern section connects to both the Arizona Canal Path and Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail, offering opportunities for additional ...
  • Pine Knoll Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Pine Knoll Drive skirts the south side of Pine Knoll Drive, linking adjacent neighborhoods. The trail connects to the Lone Tree Trail at Lone Tree Road and the Arroyo Trail across the street from Arroyo Park.
  • Ponderosa Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Ponderosa Trail stretches 2.5 miles between Beulah Boulevard at Lake Mary Road and Pulliam Airport where JW Powell Boulevard meets S Pullman Drive. The trails winds through open space behind the suburban neighborhoods of Ponderosa Trails ...
  • Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    To say that the connected rail-trails of Prescott are oases in sun-baked, north-central Arizona is no exaggeration. Wherever water touches this arid landscape—and it does along the Peavine and Iron King trails—jade cottonwoods cluster, popping ...
  • Queen Creek Wash Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Queen Creek Wash Trail has a more rural feel than other trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Located within the community of Queen Creek, and following the banks of Queen Creek Wash, this trail passes open space, farmland and some smaller ...
  • Railroad Grade Trail (AZ)

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Cinder

    The entire route of the Railroad Grade Trail follows a historic railroad corridor, offering gentle climbs and stunning views. The railroad formerly hauled logs from various parts of the Apache National Forest and Fort Apache Indian Reservation ...
  • Railroad Springs Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Railroad Springs Trail runs along the west side of Railroad Springs Boulevard between Historic Route 66 (I-40) and the railroad tracks just north of Adirondack Boulevard. The trail passes through the Railroad Springs neighborhood and links to ...
  • Rillito River Park Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 21.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rillito River Park Trail runs along both sides of its namesake river, from N. Craycroft Road to under Interstate 10, where it links with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail. The trail is fully paved, with a parallel soft-surface path for equestrians ...
  • Rio Salado Paths

    State: AZ
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The paved Rio Salado Paths run along both banks of the Salt River in Tempe. The generally dry waterway was expanded into Tempe Town Lake in 1999, and the scenic waterfront area is now a popular recreational, residential and commercial destination. On ...
  • Route 66 Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Route 66 Trail in Flagstaff begins in the heart of the beautiful historic downtown district right next to the picturesque Flagstaff Train Depot. Parking is available right along historic Route 66 at the visitor center adjacent to the trailhead. ...
  • San Francisco Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The San Francisco Trail parallels San Francisco Street on the east side of Northern Arizona University campus, running between Franklin Avenue and Pine Knoll Drive. It intersects the Sinclair Wash Trail at E. McConnell Drive and San Francisco ...
  • Santa Cruz River Park Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 41.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Santa Cruz River Park Trail follows the Santa Cruz River throughout Tucson, providing access to various amenities and neighborhoods, as well as the Rillito River Park Trail, Cañada del Oro River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway. It offers ...
  • Scottsdale Multiuse Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Scottsdale has several miles of multiuse paths and on-road bike lanes. The paths are accessible from several locations throughout the city. A detailed map is posted on the city's website. For more information about the Bicycle Program in Scottsdale ...
  • Shea Boulevard Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 7.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This trail runs parallel to Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale. The trail consists of several disconnected segments on both sides of the road. The western end has a much more suburban feel than the eastern end, which is more rural. This trail provides ...
  • Sinclair Wash Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Internationally renowned for outdoor recreation activities and as the launching point for visits to Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff also boasts one of the best community trail systems (known as Flagstaff Urban Trails System) ...
  • Skunk Creek Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 8.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Skunk Creek Trail runs along the banks of its namesake waterway, connecting Peoria, Glendale and the eastern edge of Phoenix. The trail provides a link to residences, businesses and parks, as well as two recreation centers: Peoria's Rio ...
  • Southern Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 9.3 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Southern Canal Path is an unpaved route along the South Canal in Maricopa County. One of several trails along the extensive canal network in the area, the Southern Canal Path links to four others: both the Tempe Canal Path and Consolidated ...
  • Southwest Crossing Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Southwest Crossing Trail runs adjacent to Highland Mesa Drive toward I-40 then passes through open space, dropping down to go below I-40. The crossing was first built to move sheep but now funnels pedestrians and cyclists. On the south side ...
  • State Route 51 Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The State Route 51 Trail parallels Arizona State Route 51, also known as the Piestewa Freeway, on a paved route between the Reach 11 Recreation Area and the golf course at E. Cactus Road near N. 42nd Street. The trail provides access to surrounding ...
  • Switzer Canyon Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

    The Switzer Canyon Trail extends between Gemini Drive just south of Buffalo Park and Turquoise Drive near Ponderosa Parkway. The trail follows an abandoned portion of Cedar Avenue along an aggregate surface (north of Forest Avenue), climbing ...
  • Switzer Wash Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Switzer Wash Trail runs for nearly 0.5 mile in Switzer Wash along the south side of Butler Avenue, paralleling 4th Street. At its southern end it intersects with the Foxglenn Trail.
  • Tempe Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Tempe Canal Path parallels the Tempe Canal between the cities of Tempe and Mesa. The trail consists of two disconnected segments, separated by the private Mesa Country Club. Both segments serve a large number of residents, businesses and ...
  • Tunnel Springs Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Tunnel Springs Trail presents a challenging but steady ascent (or descent) on the south face of Observatory Mesa. The trail passes through ponderosa pine forest, extending between the Railroad Springs neighborhood and the mesa top. An underpass ...
  • Western Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 21.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Gravel

    The Western Canal Path, one of several trails adjacent to canals in the Phoenix metropolitan area, connects the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert on its more than 20 mile, east–west route. The useful trail provides both an ...
  • Wild West Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wild West Trail passes among the suburban neighborhood of Ponderosa Trails, following the street of the same name (Wild West Trail), crossing Separation Canyon Trail (street) then paralleling Dory Trail (street). The ponderosa pine stands ...
  • Woodlands Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Woodlands Trail runs along the east side of Woodlands Village Boulevard from Beulah Boulevard to I-40 (Historic Route 66), going steadily up hill from south to north. Use caution when crossing the many streets and driveways this trail intersects. ...
  • Yuma Crossing Bike Path (Colorado River Levee Multi-Use Path)

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 1.55 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    To the eastern trailhead: From I-8 take the Winterhaven Drive/4th Avenue Exit and turn (right or left) south. After 0.5 mile turn left onto 1st St. Go 0.3 mile and turn left onto North Madison Ave. Go one block and turn right onto North Gila ...